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The Magic in a Word

There is great power in a word. Your task, apprentice, is to unlock it.

Begin by deeply internalizing its meaning. Then divide its syllables, and unravel them. Only when you have delved to the core of every phoneme will you be prepared to bend the word’s power to your will.

This story was based on the TypeTrigger prompt “in a word.”


“My life is so mundane,” she complained.

“You’re right,” he agreed. “Maybe you need to spice things up a bit.”

“Yeah! I’m just missing that little ‘je ne sais caliente’!”

“A little ‘I don’t know hot’?”

“Yeah! Like a European boyfriend!”

“That almost makes sense,” he said. “But not quite.”